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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604November 10, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation Celebrates Launch


Amy Gutmann
President, University of Pennsylvania

Michael A. Nutter
Mayor, City of Philadelphia

Dawn Bonnell
Vice Provost for Research

John Swartley
Director, Penn Center for Innovation
Assistant Vice Provost for Research


 Penn Center for Innovation Launch Celebration


Nov. 17, 2014
4 p.m – 6 p.m.


Prince Theater
The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St.


The Penn Center for Innovation, a new initiative that will provide the infrastructure, leadership and resources needed to transfer promising Penn inventions, know-how and related assets into the marketplace for the public good, will be formally launched at an event on Monday, November 17.

Gutmann, Nutter, Bonnell and Swartley will discuss how PCI will accelerate the translation of Penn discoveries and ideas into commercial products, businesses, and services, as well as the role the University plays in the local, national and global entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Top Penn researchers and members of the business and venture capital community will have the opportunity to meet at a reception to follow. 

Attendance is free and open to the public, but email registration is mandatory.    

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | | 215-898-1422November 10, 2014

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Receive Anti-Defamation League Americanism Award

The Anti-Defamation League will honor Penn President Amy Gutmann and the University of Pennsylvania with the Americanism Award on Nov. 12, 2014.


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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151September 29, 2014

La Casa Latina at Penn Marks 15th Anniversary

For some University of Pennsylvania students, La Casa Latina is the next best thing to being at home with their families.

Westward, Ho! Penn’s Homeownership Incentive Boundaries On the Move

September 26, 2014

The westward expansion of Penn’s home-ownership incentive program is featured.

Article Source: CBS3 News (Philadelphia)
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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 25, 2014

Opening of Penn Engineering’s New 3-D Printing Facility: ‘The AddLab’

Thanks in part to an anonymous $250,000 gift, the University of Pennsylvania‘s School of Engineering and Applied Science is opening the AddLab, a new additive manufacturing facility that will feature a suite of state-of-the-art 3-D printing tools.


Robert W. Carpick
John Henry Towne Professor and Department Chair
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
School of Engineering and Applied Science
University of Pennsylvania

Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Staff and Students


Tour of new additive manufacturing facility
Demonstration of 3-D printed objects


Thursday, October 2, 4-5:30 p.m.


Towne Building Room 187
Chancellor Walk Entrance (Labled "1" on map)
Accessible from 34th and Walnut streets

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151September 17, 2014

Penn Senior Kimberly Kolor’s Journey to Study Life and Religion in South Asia

While studying abroad in India, University of Pennsylvania senior Kimberly Kolor found even the smallest excursion became a learning experience.

University of Pennsylvania Expands Homeownership Incentive Program

September 16, 2014

Penn’s homeownership incentive program is highlighted for its expansion.

Article Source: WCAU-TV (Philadelphia)

Penn Expands Homeownership Incentive Program for Its Workers

September 15, 2014

Penn is featured for expanding the homeownership incentive program.

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Media Contact:Evan Lerner | | 215-573-6604September 15, 2014

Penn Center for Innovation’s Mobile App Challenge Is Back for a Second Year

Last fall, the Penn Center for Innovation launched the AppItUP Challenge, a contest that gathered mobile app ideas from across the University of Pennsylvania community and helped bring the best ones to life.

By Madeleine Stone @themadstone

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | | 215-898-4820September 12, 2014

Penn Grad Student Taja Towne Has Sights on Career in International Social Work

For her field placement, Taja Towne, a student at the School of Social Policy & Practice, is working with the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition.

For Taja Towne, leaving the familiar comfort of home is part of a bigger plan.